Protests

Slutwalk DC: Taking a stand against victim-blaming

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With messages on signs, t-shirts and scrawled across their bodies, women and men marched from the White House to the Washington Monument on Sunday morning for Slutwalk DC, a movement aimed at protesting the culture of blaming victims and survivors of sexual assault. From the Washington Post:

“The first SlutWalk was held in April after a Toronto police officer suggested that women should avoid “dressing like sluts” to stay safe. Since then, SlutWalks have been organized in cities across the globe.”

All images © Pablo Benavente, aka Pablo Raw. You can see more of his work on his flickr page and on PabloRawPhoto.com. You can follow him on twitter @pablorawphoto.

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Pablo Benavente is an architectural designer and photographer living in Washington DC. Never without his camera, he captures images of a variety of themes, as well as doing wedding and event photography. His photos are regularly featured on popular DC blogs under the name pablo.raw. You can see his photos at Pablowrawphoto.com.